1899 Princeton Tigers football team

The 1899 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 1899 college football season. The team finished with a 12–1 record and was retroactively named as the national champion by the Billingsley Report and Parke H. Davis. Harvard compiled a 10–0–1 record and was selected as the national champion by three other selectors.[1][2] They outscored their opponents 185 to 21.[2]

1899 Princeton Tigers football
National champion (Billingsley, Davis)
ConferenceIndependent
Record12–1
Head coach
  • None
CaptainBig Bill Edwards
Home stadiumOsborne Field
Seasons
← 1898
1900 →
1899 Eastern college football independents records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Harvard     10 0 1
Lafayette     12 1 0
Princeton     12 1 0
Buffalo     7 1 0
Boston College     8 1 1
Carlisle     9 2 0
Swarthmore     8 1 2
Washington & Jefferson     9 2 1
Wesleyan     7 2 0
Pittsburgh College     2 0 2
Villanova     7 2 1
Yale     7 2 1
Western Univ. of Penn.     3 1 1
Columbia     9 3 0
Fordham     3 1 0
Cornell     7 3 0
Penn     8 3 2
Brown     7 3 1
New Hampshire     4 2 0
Vermont     5 3 0
Tufts     7 4 0
Bucknell     6 4 0
Holy Cross     5 5 0
Syracuse     4 4 0
Drexel     3 3 0
Army     4 5 0
Colgate     4 5 0
Penn State     4 6 1
Frankin & Marshall     3 5 1
NYU     2 6 0
Temple     1 4 1
Dartmouth     2 7 0
Lehigh     2 9 0
Rutgers     2 9 0
Geneva     0 3 0

Schedule

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DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 30at Maryland Athletic ClubBaltimore, MDW 28–0
October 7at NavyW 5–0
October 11LafayetteW 12–01,500[3]
October 142:45 p.m.at ColumbiaW 11–0[4]
October 18Penn State
  • Osborne Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 12–0
October 21at ArmyW 23–0
October 28Lehigh
  • Osborne Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 17–0
November 1at CornellIthaca, NYL 0–5
November 43:15 p.m.Brown
  • Osborne Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 18–63,500[5][6]
November 82:00 p.m.North Carolina
  • Osborne Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 30–0
November 11at CarlisleCarlisle, PAW 12–0
November 183:00 p.m.Washington & Jefferson
  • Osborne Field
  • Princeton, NJ
W 6–0[7]
November 25at YaleW 11–10

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References

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  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 107. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "1899 Princeton Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  3. ^ "Princeton Beats Lafayette". The New York Times. October 12, 1899. p. 5 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Princeton 11, Columbia 0". Democrat and Chronicle. Rochester, New York. October 15, 1899. p. 19. Retrieved May 2, 2020 – via Newspapers.com  .
  5. ^ "Princeton Downed Brown". St. Louis Globe-Democrat. St. Louis, Missouri. November 5, 1899. p. 14. Retrieved March 13, 2022 – via Newspapers.com  .
  6. ^ "Princeton Wins". Sunday Leader. Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. November 5, 1899. p. 1. Retrieved March 13, 2022 – via Newspapers.com  .
  7. ^ "Tigers Surprised". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 19, 1899. p. 14. Retrieved September 28, 2021 – via Newspapers.com  .